Albert E. Pardue Jr. peacefully went to meet our Heavenly Father on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was born in Bogalusa, La., on Dec. 30, 1923. Preceded in death by his father, Dr. A. E. Pardue; mother, Florence Ethel Pardue; and brother, the Rev. James Pardue. He served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Upon returning to Louisiana, he received his undergraduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and was a quarterback on their 1946 undefeated team. He went on to receive a Master's Degree from the University of Mississippi. He was a passionate teacher and taught high school Civics, American History and Government Economics. He was also a coach and taught in East Baton Rouge Parish for 32 years. He is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years, Carolyn Flowers Pardue; daughter, Debra Johnston and husband Ricky; son Donald Pardue and wife Sandy; three grandchildren, Dana Salisbury (Bruce), Erick Johnston (Candice), and Kimberly Johnston; and four great-grandchildren, Anna, Kaden, Bella and Preston, who mourn the loss of their "Pa Paw." He is also survived by brothers, Raymond Pardue (Joyce) and Bill Pardue (Rose) of Houston; and sister, Florence Ann Davis (John); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of Florida Boulevard Baptist Church. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., on Monday Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. until funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Hospice of Baton Rouge for their support in his final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Baton Rouge or Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 14 to Sept. 16, 2013